Open Source File Visual C++ Add-In

Environment: VC6 x86 NT4 W2K

I wrote a Visual C++ add-in that opens a file that is stored anywhere in your Visual C++ x86 "Include" path. I use it to open files such as winerror.h or header files mentioned in MSDN.

The source files were built using Visual C++ 6.0 and the Add-In wizard.

To install:

  1. Compile the OpenSourceFile.dll
  2. Click on Tools|Customize|Add-ins and Macro Files
  3. Browse and select the DLL file
  4. It will add a new toolbar


Download source - 39 Kb


  • A free tool rename an Existing Visual Studio project.

    Posted by Legacy on 09/07/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Steven

    UCanCode Just release a new version of toolbox,you can use it to rename an existing visual studio project or to backup an existing visual studio a free copy by visit

  • Even more cool way to do so...

    Posted by Legacy on 09/07/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Jyoti

    just click on the file name included or type the name of file in string quote or surrounded with angle bracket and right click (in visual studio editor) then select the option , Open Document.

  • Another way to do this

    Posted by Legacy on 09/06/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Keith Bussell

    You can achieve the same effect by typing the file name in the FindTool (find combo box in the toolbar) and hitting Ctrl-Shift-G (FileGoTo).

    This also works for opening any file contained within the active project of the current workspace.


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